Still in doubt – as I am – on who to vote for on Thursday ?
Take another look at Rotherham Labour Group’s collection of candidates in conjunction with the latest news on the Rotherham child abuse disgrace. It might help you to decide who NOT to vote for.
From Rotherham Labour Group’s website :
“A retired firefighter, a vicar and a disability rights campaigner are amongst our team of candidates as we prepare for the council elections on May 7th.
We launched our local election campaign recently with a pledge card highlighting the priorities of candidates and councillors for the coming year.
New Labour Group Leader, Cllr Chris Read said;
“We’ve a new generation of Labour candidates coming from a wide range of backgrounds – from 25 year old Richard Price to retired fireman Robert Taylor – standing alongside respected community councillors, all stepping up to be part of the change that Rotherham needs. Over the next few weeks we’ll all be knocking on doors, delivering leaflets, and talking about how we can take Rotherham forward.”
“We are setting out a clear set of priorities, based on our values. People should know that their Labour candidates are determined to do all that needs to be done after the Jay and Casey reports; investing in additional social workers, restoring a project along the lines of the Risky Business scheme praised by Professor Jay, and funding the long term support that survivors need. We’ll make the case for the Living Wage, to tackle the scourge of low pay. And we’ve committed to support foodbanks and fund crisis payments for people left in dire straits financially by the Tory-led government.”
Labour’s candidates in full are:
Anston and Woodsetts: Robert Taylor
Boston Castle: Taiba Yasseen and Saghir Alam
Brinsworth and Catcliffe: Andrew Roddison
Hellaby: Jenny Andrews
Holderness: Lyndsay Pitchley
Hoober: Jane Hamilton
Keppel: Barry Kaye
Maltby: Christine Beaumont
Rawmarsh: Simon Evans
Rother Vale: Darren Hughes
Rotherham East: Tajamal Khan
Rotherham West: Ian Jones
Silverwood: Jon Rosling
Sitwell: Haroon Rashid
Swinton: Eve Rose
Wath: Jayne Elliot
Valley: Dave Pickering
Wales: Dominic Beck
Wickersley: Chris Read
Wingfield: Richard Price ”